I was going to do a full haul from Dubai but really it's all taking me too long to find/photograph everything I wanted to share. I shall just mention it as I go along. The things I do want to share with you are a few MAC purchases I made on my last day in Dubai! Fyi MAC is expensive over there!!
I was in desperate need of a new foundation as obviously my tan had taken over. I usually go for studio fix fluid but I was curious to try something just a tad lighter in texture. I ended up chosing studio sculpt in the shade NC 45..although this is still a medium/full coverage foundation to me it somehow feels lighter. The consistency is gel based as opposed to liquid. Applied with a 187 brush the foundation goes on smoothly and evenly, I think that has to contribute to the way in which the foundation feels on my skin. I have worn it all week and it's lovely, I also like the fact that the finish is slightly dewy, it just feels like a more summer friendly foundation. I think that even when my tan fades I will have to purchase studio sculpt in my correct colour because I'm really liking it. I also love the fact it's in a plastic tube, it's so much easier to carry around and much lighter. I have used the studio sculpt concealer but had never tried the foundation..I'm glad I decided to. I have been a loyal studio fix user since like 16 so I feel like I'm betraying it if I chose something else! But hey I'm glad I did..
The next purchase was the blush 'Peachtwist' a deep bronzey colour with peach undertones and gold shimmer. This is a sheertone blush and I never go for sheertones. I was attracted to the colour because of my tan, it has made me want to wear deeper more bronzed colours just to keep up the whole bronzed/golden look. I love being tanned becase it means I can just slap on more bronzer n blusher haha! On a real note this colour is soo gorgeous I'm unsure why I haven't seen it before. It's just really warm peach with a little bit of sparkle and I'm really liking that at the moment! I have worn this almost everyday..it would make a great highlighter too.
As the mua opened the drawer where all the LE collections were I found myself staring over having a real peek. And right there it happened.. I saw two of the creme blushes from lillyland! Anyone that was following me back then may remember my dissapontment when they made the collection online only! I am a bad online shopper..I like to be able to swatch colours and play with textures. However after seeing the blogposts on these babies I didn't care..'joie-de-vivre' and 'so sweet, so easy' had to be mine! Yay..it wa obviously meant to be..now I'm thankful that collections are released at different times all around the world..yay! So joie d vivre is like a deep pinky coral, it reminds me of illamasqua Dixie although slightly heavier cosistency. So sweet So easy is a gorgeous pink, although on my current tanned complexion it is way too light and seems very blue toned. I will try this on my face in the week to see, bear in mind my hands are a lot darker! I can't wait to have a real play around with these cremeblushes. I do think when the weather is warm like it currently is I prefer cremeblushes in the evening, or save them for the cooler days.